Washington, D.C.–Gambling addictions in professional sports have surfaced repeatedly over the last two decades with a swift sweep of the elephant on the court under the parquet. As reported by Business Week’s Scott Soshnick, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Washington Wizard’s pro ball player, Gilbert Arenas, went all in and took the pot. Arenas’ double down hand leaves suspicions high with the gangster style vig and questions of possible addiction issues.
Arenas, the leading scorer for the Washington Wizards, brought four guns into the NBA players’ locker room after a “friendly” card game ended into a gambling debt accompanied by a heated dispute. Soshnick continues to claim NBA officials turn a blind eye to the high incidence of gambling problems and high stakes betting among professional ball players. Business Week reminds us of another high profile Washington Wizards’ player and former Chicago Bulls’ superstar, Michael Jordan. Jordan has made headlines for his high money wagering at the card table and on the golf course. Loud whispers of Jordan’s high money wagering, million dollar bets, and high-stakes poker games left fellow teammates waiting on a bus for 90 minutes in 2005.
NBA ball players participating in fist fights on and off practice courts, in hotels, and before and after regular-season games leaves fans wondering how ‘friendly’ are these poker and dice games? Gambling addiction affects people from all types of professions and jobs. People suffering from gambling addiction exhibit erratic, grandiose behavior. Spending and gambling away entire incomes, homes, cars, and savings can lead the addict into debt which can bring criminal behaviors such as stealing. Fights over wagers and gambling debts may lead to violence.
Gambling addiction is a serious and uncontrollable illness. Many gamblers suspect they have a problem but are afraid to admit they need help. Families of high earning individuals many times confuse gambling addictions with a ‘boys will be boys’ attitude. Addiction is a serious illness. Private and confidential addiction treatment and recovery in a close yet distant place like Canada may help you or your loved one. Everyone suffers at the hand of gambling, drug, and alcohol addictions.
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